Weinstein laments rushing 'August: Osage County' into festival

Feb. 21, 2014 at 7:15 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Producer Harvey Weinstein says he did his movie "August: Osage County" a disservice by insisting it be ready for the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

"I do think we paid a price critically by rushing for Toronto," Weinstein told Deadline.com. "I watched how David O. [Russell] and Marty [Scorsese] took the time they needed on their films, and imposed their strong will and vision in films that came out when they were ready. I have only myself to blame for pushing [director] John Wells to try and be ready for a festival. It was my call, and it was not the right call."

"August" co-stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are Oscar nominees for Best Actress and Supporting Actress, but the film did not earn a Best Picture nod as did Weinstein's "Philomena," Russell's "American Hustle" and Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."

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